So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
Trump has mentioned Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, by name in six separate tweets since becoming president, including calling him “liddle”, “sleazy,” and a “total phony,” so it seems unlikely that “Schitt” was a typo.
In addition to calling Schiff, who will become the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee when the new Democratic majority is seated in January, a “little Schitt,” the premise of the president’s tweet makes no sense.
The Attorney General is subject to Senate confirmation, but a special counsel, like the one led by former FBI director Robert Mueller that is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, is put in place by the Justice Department.
Schiff responded to Trump by referencing the president’s much-mocked claim that he wrote his own answers to Mueller’s questions.
Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one.
Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself? https://t.co/Yd27sayt7C
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 18, 2018
Despite Trump’s ongoing attempts to discredit Mueller’s probe, the special counsel has racked up over 100 criminal charges against dozens of people, including guilty pleas from the president’s former national security adviser, former campaign manager, and multiple former advisers.